- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) - A special prosecutor says he will not seek criminal charges in a dispute between a state senator and the father of a TV reporter who was fatally shot during a live broadcast.

Media outlets report that Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Newman determined that justice would not be served by prosecuting Andy Parker, who became a gun-control advocate after his daughter’s death. Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward of WDBJ in Roanoke were killed by a former co-worker in August.

State Sen. Bill Stanley told police he had been threatened by Andy Parker in a Facebook message in October. Parker later apologized.

Newman said in a report filed this week in Franklin County Circuit Court that “given the totality of the circumstances,” charges would be inappropriate.


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